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Jessie Bartels ’21 reflects on her abroad experience in Australia. In 41 days, economics major and entrepreneurial studies minor Jessie Bartels ’21 says she created memories that will last a lifetime in Australia. While taking four classes at Curtin University, she learned to snorkel and sandboard, and visited such sites as Rottnest Island and The

During the fall semester, Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, a leading expert in social norms research, was invited to speak in Pennsylvania, Utah and New York about social norms theory, research and practical interventions to reduce youth and college student alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, sexual assault and other violence. On Sept. 20, he

Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, a leading expert in social norms research, was the invited guest speaker last month at the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services’ College Prevention Learning Institute, held at the University of Albany. The Learning Institute was attended by health educators, counselors, college prevention coordinators, researchers and

HWS Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, HWS Professor of Chemistry David W. Craig P’05 and Assistant Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University Jessica M. Perkins were recently published in pieces that explore utilizing the social norms approach to address health and various behaviors among young adults. In the

In a recent presentation at the Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Sociology Wesley Perkins addressed a campus-wide forum for faculty and staff, discussing social norms and the role of data in positively changing student attitudes and behaviors around alcohol. The Bradford Campus has been implementing a social norms initiative based on

Stacey Robinson, an artist and educator who creates art based on the history of Black oppression and resistance in America, is coming to the Colleges to put his art work on display. Robinson’s art is made up of digital collages that engage with ideas of alternative futures where Black bodies and subjectivity are explored beyond

For more than two decades, Professor of Chemistry David Craig and Professor of Sociology Wesley Perkins have pioneered a social norms intervention model that effectively dispels harmful misperceptions about conduct like alcohol abuse, while promoting positive behaviors. Through their Alcohol Education Project, Craig and Perkins – who have published extensively on the subject – are

When offered the opportunity to “give back,” Cody Rivera ‘17 more than rose to the occasion. This summer, Rivera completed an internship with the organization FosterClub, which seeks to connect current and former participants in the foster care system. Throughout the months of July and August, he worked to advance the organization’s mission of serving

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was recently an invited guest speaker at the 2014 Meeting of the Minds Conference, an annual meeting of Midwest higher education professionals working in the fields of advising, counseling, residence and student life, health promotion and substance abuse prevention. The conference spanned three days and was held in Kansas City,

Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, recently delivered the invited keynote address, “The Social Norms Approach to Student Substance Abuse Prevention: Successful Intervention Practices and Current Research Issues,” for the Fourth European Symposium on Substance Use and Abuse among University Students. The Symposium is an event which every two years brings together researchers, educators, policymakers and